- Sumatriptan is Part of the 'Triptan' Class of Drugs
- Relieves Acute Migraine Symptoms
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Sumatriptan tablets are the most common prescription migraine treatment in the UK. Sumatriptan tablets are the generic version of the brand Imigran, however they are much cheaper.
You can learn more about migraines by reading our blog on how, migraines are more than just a headache.
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Sumatriptan is prescribed for acute migraine headaches in adults. It is not used to prevent migraine headaches and is not to be used for the relief of cluster headaches. It belongs to the group of medicines called triptans.
Many individuals find their headaches go away completely after taking this medication. Others find that their headaches are less painful, allowing them to be able to go back to their normal daily activities even though a migraine headache is not completely gone.
Sumatriptan relieves other symptoms that occur together with a migraine headache, such as vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound.
Sumatriptan is not an ordinary pain reliever. It will not relieve pain other than from migraine headaches. This medication is typically prescribed for people whose headaches are not relieved by aspirin, acetaminophen, and other pain relievers.
How Does Sumatriptan Work?
Sumatriptan and the ‘triptan’ class of serotonin receptor subtype-selective drugs have well-established efficacy in treating the pain of migraine.
Sumatriptan narrows the brain’s blood vessels providing relief from the swelling. It reduces the triggers which cause headaches, noise and light sensitivity, nausea and vomiting brought on by migraines. It is helpful in treating moderate to severe headaches.
The drug is effective in relieving migraine symptoms. It works best at the onset of headaches leading to migraines. It still works even if it was taken after the headache has started, but the relief might take a while before taking effect.
What Are The Benefits of Using Sumatriptan?
The main benefit of using sumatriptan is the relief it provides to an acute migraine headache. It is effective in reducing the substances in the body that triggers headache pain, sensitivity to noise or light, nausea, and vomiting.
How Do I Use Sumatriptan?
Strictly follow your doctor’s instructions on how to take this medication. It is important also that you read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with the medication package when you fill up your prescription. Sumatriptan is not recommended for longer use than what is prescribed by a physician.
Take this medication at the early onset of a migraine, or as soon as a migraine has begun. Take a Sumatriptan tablet with a full glass of water at the start of a migraine.
As a precaution, your doctor may ask you to take the first dose of this medication in his office or clinic in order to observe you for any serious side effects.
If the migraine is not fully relieved, or even if it is relieved but returns, take a second tablet after two hours. Taking more than 200 mg of Sumatriptan within 24 hours is not recommended.
If a migraine headache is not fully relieved, or if it is relieved and comes back, you may take another dose of Sumatriptan after two hours. The maximum dose of sumatriptan is 200 mg in a
How Can I Buy Sumatriptan Online?
You can safely buy Sumatriptan online at Cloud Pharmacy. You will need first to consult online with our prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Sumatriptan is the proper medication for your condition.
What is A Migraine?
Migraines generally start as a dull ache and then develop into a throbbing and pulsating constant pain that you will likely feel at the temples as well as the front or back of both sides of your head. The pain usually comes with bouts of nausea, vomiting and hypersensitivity to light and sound. Prior to a migraine attack, some people will experience something called an aura (about 25% of people who suffer from migraines).
What Causes Migraines?
The cause of mingraines is stilll somewhat ambiguous however it is believed to be caused by a chemical reaction in the brain which leads to constriction of certain vessels, triggering the headache. There is thought to be both environmental and genetic factors which influence who gets migraine as well as susceptibility to migraine attacks.
How Do I Treat Migraines?
Migraines can be treated using a variety of techniques, however unfortunately, there is no cure for migraines. The most common way to deal with migraines is to use a particular class of medcations known as triptans. Triptans are used to treat the acute migraine symptoms. However there are some prophylactic/preventative treatments that can be take for the treatment of migraine such as propranolo and topiramate.
What is A Migraine Aura?
Around 20-25% of people who suffer from Migraine will likely have an aura prior to the migraine itself. An aura can be described as varying intensities of certain neurological symptoms that act as a 'warning sign' to tell you that you are about to have a migraine. An aura can manifest as you seeing wavy or jagged lines, dots or flashing lights- this often described as a chemical or electrical wave that moves accross the visual cortex. Auras can also lead to you having tunnel vision or blind spots in one or both eyes. There are other symptoms associated with a migraine aura such as auditory/visual hallucinations, changes in small (phantom smells), numbness, pins and needles or speech disturbances.
Can The Weather Affect Migraines?
For some people, weather changes can cause an imbalance in neurotransmitters and chmicals in the brain such a sereotning (5-HT), which can lead to more frequent migraines. Bright sunshine as well as hot and humid conditions may lead to your migraines being triggered. Some studies have shown that low barometric pressure can act as a trigger for migraines for some people.
What is A Migraine Trigger?
Migraine triggers vary person to person; something that affects one person may not affect the other. Surveys, diary studies and clinical trials have inidicated that stress, menstrual cycle changes, weather changes, sleep disturbances, alcohol, and other foods are among the most common factors mentioned when it comes to triggering a migraine. To help prevent migraines it is important to keep a diary of when you have a migraine attack. This allows for you to pin-point what may be causing your migraine and therefore drastically reducing your chance of getting a migraine.
Am I More Likely to Get A Stroke if I Suffer From Migraine?
Migraines are generally considered a relatively benign neurological condition. However, research has shown an association between migraines and stroke, and especially between migraine with aura and ischaemic stroke. Patients can also suffer from migrainous infarction (blood clot), a subset of ischaemic stroke that often occurs in the posterior circulation of younger women. The exact origina of migrainous associated infarction is not known, but it is theorised that the duration and local neuronal energy level from cortical spreading depression may be a prime factor.
Is There A Link Between Hormonal Changes and Migraine?
Horomones are proteins that are responsible for the regulation and overall biochemical function of our body to allow for complete balance and homeostasis as your environment changes. If you have a hormonal imbalance in your body during menopause, pregnancy or mestruation it can lead to a migraine attack.
What Medications Can Be Used to Treat The Acute Symptoms of Migraine?
Acute medications are used to treat the pain of the headache after the migraine has started. Examples of acute migraine medications are some NSAIDS (ibuprofen/diclofenac/naproxen), ergots (ergotamine) and triptans (sumatriptan/rizrtriptan/zolmitriptan)
How Can I learn More About Migraines?
There are a variety of resources available to learn about migraines online. We have summarised the most reliable sources on our cloud pharmacy blog: Migraines: More Than Just A Headache
As with other medications, the use of sumatriptan may cause some unwanted side effects, although not everybody who uses this medication experiences the side effects.
The following are the common side effects of Sumatriptan:
- A feeling of tingling or numbness
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, see your doctor right away.
In case of an allergic reaction after taking Sumatriptan, seek immediate emergency help if you experience any of the following signs of an allergic reaction after taking this medication:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the skin, face, tongue, lips or throat
Stop taking this medication at the first signs of the following:
- Chest area pains especially if it spreads to the arms or shoulders, along with excessive sweating, nausea or feeling ill, in general.
- Pain or feeling of tightness in the jaw, throat, or neck
- Sudden and immediate intense headache, speech problems like slurring, balance, vision, and confusion
- Numbness of the limbs with some tingling feeling, and pale or blue appearance on fingers and toes.
- Agitation, hallucination, fever, rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting, overactive reflexes, diarrhoea, a loss or lack of coordination, and fainting
Before you start using sumatriptan, inform your doctor if you are allergic to it, to any of its inactive ingredients, or if you have other allergies.
Do not take this medication if you have a history of heart problems and diseases, angina, blood circulation problems, uncontrolled hypertension, liver disease, or if the headache is not the same as a typical migraine.
Sumatriptan should not be taken if you have taken a migraine medication in the past 24 hours. It should not be taken when you are taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such, e.g. phenelzine, or tranylcypromine, during the prior 14 days.
Inform your doctor in case you have:
- coronary heart disease;
- high cholesterol;
- a history of kidney or liver disease;
- a family history of coronary artery disease; and
- if you are male at least 40 years of age or a woman who has had a hysterectomy.
Additionally, inform your doctor of all the medications you are currently taking especially antidepressants, both prescription and over-the-counter, as these could interact with Sumatriptan.
Sumatriptan should not be used during pregnancy. It should be prescribed only when clearly needed. Discuss with your doctor the benefits and risk of taking this medication during your pregnancy.
Sumatriptan passes into breast milk in small amounts. Consult your doctor before you breastfeed.
A drug interaction may alter the way your medicine works or increase the risks of side effects. Share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are currently taking. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine without first getting the approval of your doctor.
Do not take any MAO inhibitors during treatment with sumatriptan as the combination may cause serious, possibly fatal, drug interactions.